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Python Programming: From Basics to Intermediate

Bruno Chamas Pivetta

Python Programming: From Basics to Intermediate by Bruno Chamas Pivetta is an essential guide for anyone looking to master the Python programming language. This comprehensive book is structured to provide a deep dive into the world of Python, making it suitable for both beginners and those with some programming experience.

The book begins with an introduction to Python, taking readers on a journey through the history and evolution of the language. It explores Python's philosophy and design principles, daily use cases, and the steps for installing and setting up the Python environment on various operating systems.

Next, the book delves into the fundamentals of the language. Readers will learn about Python's basic syntax and data types, how to work with operators and expressions, and the control structures that drive the flow of Python programs. This foundational knowledge sets the stage for more complex topics.

Functions and modules are covered in detail, teaching readers how to define and call functions, use parameters and return values, and organize code with modules and packages. These skills are crucial for writing reusable, modular, and maintainable code.

Working with data is another key focus of the book. It includes extensive coverage of string and file manipulation, collections such as lists, tuples, dictionaries, and sets, and the powerful list comprehensions and generator expressions that make Python so expressive.

The book also introduces readers to object-oriented programming (OOP) in Python. It covers the principles of classes and objects, inheritance and polymorphism, and the use of special methods and encapsulation to create robust, scalable software designs.

Error handling and exceptions are explored to ensure that readers can write resilient code that gracefully handles unexpected situations. The book covers the types of exceptions, the try-except block, and creating custom exceptions for more granular control over error handling.

Interaction with the operating system is another important topic. The book demonstrates how to use Python for shell scripting and automation, accessing files and directories, and working with processes and threads. These skills are invaluable for automating tasks and integrating Python with other system tools.

For those interested in web development, the book provides an introduction to web frameworks like Flask and Django. It explains how to build web applications using the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture and how to create APIs and web services.

Data science and machine learning are also covered, with an introduction to essential libraries such as NumPy and pandas for data manipulation, scikit-learn for machine learning, and Matplotlib and Seaborn for data visualization. These chapters provide a solid foundation for anyone looking to leverage Python for data analysis and predictive modeling.

Finally, the book offers guidance on next steps and community resources. It emphasizes the importance of best practices and coding standards, participating in the Python community through conferences and open-source contributions, and accessing advanced learning resources to continue growing as a Python developer.

Python Programming: From Basics to Intermediate by Bruno Chamas Pivetta is a comprehensive resource that combines clear explanations, practical examples, and a structured approach to learning Python. It is an invaluable tool for anyone looking to enhance their Python skills and apply them to real-world problems.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: Aug 16th, 2021
  • Pages: 56
  • Language: English
  • Edition: undefined - undefined
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.12in - 0.19lb
  • EAN: 9798326189141
  • Categories: Languages - Python